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October 19, 2015 - 3:46pm

Batavia Downs hosts groundbreaking for new four-story hotel with race views

posted by Howard B. Owens in Batavia Downs, ADK Hospitality, business, GCEDC.

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Dignitaries, politicians and business leaders gathered at Batavia Downs today for an official groundbreaking ceremony for a new $5.4 million hotel being developed by ADK Hospitality, a company from Buffalo that reached an agreement earlier this year to build the hotel on land formerly owned by Western OTB.

The project turns the land from tax-free acreage to tax-generating acreage and is expected to create 25 full-time equivalent jobs in the 82-room facility. To help finance the project, Genesee County Economic Development Center has granted more than $600,000 in tax relief. Once open, hotel guests with balconies will be able to watch harness racing from their rooms.

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Western OTB VP Mike Nolan, left, and CEO Michael Kane.

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 ADK Hospitality CEO Anthony Baynes.

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